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Craig Wants To
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Craig Wants To Dumb Down Bond

March 29, 2006 10:30 a.m. EST

William J Brown - All Headline News Staff

(BANG) - Daniel Craig wants to turn James Bond into a bumbling fool. The British
actor - who replaced Pierce Brosnan in the latest installment of the spy franchise,
"Casino Royale" - thinks it will make the iconic character "more exciting."Craig
revealed: "I just wanted to see him make a few mistakes. I want to make the
audience believe that it's all going to go wrong and then when it goes right it's much
more exciting."

He added: "Nobody knows more than I do how important this is, and it's my job to
get it right."

However, the 38-year-old doesn't want Bond fans to think he is changing the
character too drastically.

He revealed to People magazine: "I'm a Bond fan and I'm focused on making this
film. If I go and see a Bond movie there are certain things I think should be in it. And
they are. We've got them in spades."

Earlier this year, angry 007 enthusiasts set up an online petition urging movie goers
to boycott the new film - in protest against Craig.

The group of disgruntled fans want people to log onto website
www.craignotbond.com and register their protest over the decision to replace
Brosnan with the "Layer Cake" star.

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